Graham Dunning and Colin Webster have worked together since 2014, and to date have recorded six albums as a duo as well as two trio releases with Sam Underwood. Until now the duo have utilised the same instrumentation – Colin on saxophone, and Graham on turntable and additional hardware.
On Terrain, Graham moves away from the turntable and exclusively plays snare drum and objects, often manipulating the skin with motors and fans. Combined with the saxophone, a sonic world is presented and then sustained without much noticeable development. In this respect, the nine tracks of Terrain can be seen as a series of textural studies. This different way of working for the duo eschews the usual rapid-fire dialogue that is prevalent in most improvised music.
released June 1, 2020
Graham Dunning: snare drum & objects
Colin Webster: alto & baritone saxophones
Recorded at Sound Savers, London on 13 July 2018
Engineered by Alex Clegg
Mixed by Marlon Wolterink
Mastered by Dirk Serries
Artwork by Colin Webster
Layout by Rutger Zuydervelt
Raw Tonk Records 2020